NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
Isaac Elmer, an early settler in the Mohawk Valley, was born as early as 1750, and may have come theither from Connecticut, where a family of this name settled early at Windsor. In 1790, according to the first federal census, he had three males over sixteen, five sons under sixteen, and three females in his family. Among his children was Isaac, mentioned below.
(II) Isaac (2), son of Isaac (1) Elmer, was born about 1775. He married Anna Starkweather. Among their children was Alonzo, mentioned below.
(III) Alonzo, son of Isaac (2) Elmer, settled at Harrisburgh, where he followed farming. He sold his farm about 1870 and located on a farm at Hamlin's Corners, where he spent the rest of his life, and where he died Feb. 8, 1899.
He married Sarah Eliza Goutremout.
E. Gibson, mentioned below.
Viola, married Howard Archer.
Dora, married George McLane.
Two others died young.
(IV) Elijah Gibson, son of Alonzo Elmer, ws born at Harrisburgh, N.Y. in 1851, and was educated in the public schools and at Lowville Academy. He settled at Harrisburgh, Lewis county, N.Y.
He married Alice Roberts, Sept. 28, 1876.
He was a well-to-do farmer and a popular and useful citizen. He represented the town of Harrisburgh in the board of supervisors in 1895-96-97-98-99. He was a charter member of the Twentieth Century Club, member of Lowville Lodge of Free Masons, and for several years a member of the board of directors of the Lewis County Agricultural Society; member of the Harrisburgh Grange, Patrons of Hubandry.
In politics he was a Republican, in relgion a Baptist.
In March, 1903, he moved to Lowville, where he died, March 28, 1904.
Clinton L., mentioned below.
Spencer A., born Jan. 15, 1879.
(V) Clinton L., son of E. Gibson Elmer, was born at Harrisburgh, Lewis county, N.Y., Dec. 22, 1877. He attended the public schools and Lowville Academy. He worked on the farm during his youth, and when a young man continued to assist his father. Eventually he became manager of the homestead, The Meadows, as it is called.
In 1909 he purchased the farm adjoining and now conducts both places. The farms are advantageously located in Harrisburgh on the West road, a short distance from Lowville village, and the land is of the best in the county. Mr. Elmer makes farming a study and gives the details his constant personal attention. Like most of his neighbors he makes a specialty of his dairy. He owns a large herd and carefully breeds his own cattle.
He is an influential Republican. He is a member of Harrisburgh Grange, Patrons of Husbandry; of Lowville Lodge, Free Masons; and of Copenhagen Lodge, No. 831, Odd Fellows.
He and his family attend the Baptist church.
He married, June 26, 1902, Ada A., daughter of Clark and Helen (Freeman) Loomis. Children of Clark and Helen Loomis: 1. Charles W., born May 2, 1858; married Alice Gould. 2. Freeman C. Loomis, July 11, 1862, married Emma Ridgeway. 3. Eber F. Loomis, Feb. 23, 1865, married Christina Brainerd. 4. Martha A. Loomis, Dec, 29, 1867, married William Scott. 5. Helen Loomis, Nov. 8, 1870, married Henry Trumbull. 6. Wesley H. Loomis, May 6, 1873. 7. Mary A. Loomis, Sept. 19, 1875, married Orrin A. Elmer, mentioned above. 8. Ada A. Loomis, Sept. 22, 1880. 9. William Loomis.
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